My D-50 bank is finished! (with download!)

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My D-50 bank is finished! (with download!)

Post by D-Collector » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:39 am

So finally, here it is! Totally free and for every D-50 and V-synth VC-1 owner to enjoy, in the spirit of sharing and keeping the D-50 community alive. This bank is not to be sold in any way, not that I suspect any of you would try to do that. The only thing I want in return is to get a listen if you make some cool music with them. ;)

In the zip file you will find both .d-50 and sysex versions, there are also a little bonus bank with some fx patches that didn't make the cut. There is a patch navigation chart you can print out, and the shareware version of SysexD50 -a great librarian, programmer and sysex tool for the D-50. You need it if you want to use the .d50 files. Be sure to set transfer setting to "one-way" in the preferences.

D-50 DIGITAL DREAMS.zip

This bank will also probably be available over at http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/roland_d-50/ ... tches.html later, as this thread will surely die and fall from attention.

You know what the hardest part of this whole ordeal was? Coming up with the damn patch names! :lol:

Enjoy the sounds!

Andreas

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I have soon finished my all-new and original D-50 patchbank. 64 new patches, therein a lot of analog-inspired sounds. This bank is the result of countless hours of menu-diving the D-50. In short they are a collection of what I consider to be my best programs. There are some nice splits/combos in there too, but all sounds in the demo are single patches.

Take a listen:



All sounds are dry, without using the D-50s effect section. Notable exeptions are some A/B examples (like the Vangelis type sounds) and some leads where you obviously can hear delay. But 95% are dry.

Edit: I should point out that I turned off the effects on most of the sounds for the demo just to show that they sound good dry. The programs in the bank usually have a tiny touch of reverb just to make them that little more complete and nice. There are some jokers out there claiming that the D-50 is a mish-mash of bad samples and envelopes that need big reverb to sound remotely decent - can you believe it?
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Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

Post by seamonkey » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:03 pm

Very very nice work d-collector. Your hard work and programming has yielded some excellent sounds.=D>
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Post by mharris80 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Wow, that's some truly amazing stuff. After listening to this, it's hard to believe that people are still vehemently arguing the merits of analog vs. digital. Further proof of how limitless the possibilities can be with a good piece of gear. :thumbright:

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Post by Synthaholic » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:49 pm

WOW... I'm in love with the D-50 again. Well, in love with its sound anyway... now I just need a decent editor for my D-550 so I can make such gems of patches on mine too...
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Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

Post by mao » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:45 pm

Wonderful sounds.The D50 is still a pad king.

Will you sell the sound bank ? My V-Synth XT has a free soundbank slot for it.

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Post by D-Collector » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:25 am

Thank you seamonkey, mharris80, synthaholic and mao for your kind words!
mao wrote:Will you sell the sound bank ? My V-Synth XT has a free soundbank slot for it.
As soon as the bank is finished I will post information here. ;)

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Post by philip » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:26 pm

Ok, when that will be available for downloading?

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Post by D-Collector » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:48 pm

As soon as I get 50 000 votes for my facebook movement to liberate experimental guinea pigs.

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Post by Rosskey » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:55 pm

Nice work D-Collector! :D
Listening to those sample sounds has now motivated me to get off my erse and to revive my D-50 & PG-1000 from storage tomorrow. Just LOVE the D-50 Pads :D
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Post by paugui » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:36 pm

D-Collector wrote:As soon as I get 50 000 votes for my facebook movement to liberate experimental guinea pigs.
You should provide a link for that then :P

Nice demo by the way ;)

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Post by radek tymecki » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:55 pm

can't wait for whole bank

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Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

Post by aXL » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:35 pm

When you publish the bank, I just might buy a D-50 second-hand rather than save up the dough for a Prophet '08. You've convinced me, mate!
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Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

Post by D-Collector » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:19 am

Patchbank? What patchbank? I ain't sayin' nothin'!

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Seriously, thanks for the great feedback people! It makes it all worthwhile :D
Not long now..

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Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

Post by Pro5 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:54 am

I miss my D-50! :(


...but just had to cut down on keys, they were beginning to strobe and cause me mental anguish. May pick up a D-550 in the new year. Nice patches.

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Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

Post by gcoudert » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:13 am

I had a D50 keyboard then a D550 module for several years. Whilst I never liked the PCM samples, I loved the synth engine. I wasn't mad about the envelopes either which is why I got the JV1080.
I believe the D50/D550 is the only digital synth on which you can modulate the PW with LFO or ENV but somebody may want to correct me on this. I miss that feature.
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